COTTAGE HILLS — A Cottage Hills woman is facing a charge of aggravated battery and unlawful possession of a controlled substance after she allegedly beat her boyfriend with a baseball bat.
The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged the woman, Kelsey D. Proffer, 23, of the 1300 block of Ninth Street with the felonies. The warrant says the controlled substance Proffer possessed was Alprazolam.
A press release from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department says at 11:54 a.m. Saturday, a Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call in the area of Ninth Street and Stanley Road in Cottage Hills.
The deputy located an abandoned vehicle on Ninth Street, near Stanley Road, with the back window busted out. An area resident directed deputies to a male and female in a ditch in the 1400 block of Ninth Street. The resident told deputies the female was beating the male with a baseball bat, the release says.
Deputies met with the man and woman, identifying the female as Proffer and the male as her boyfriend, who was bleeding from his nose and head. Deputies located a wooden baseball bat at the scene. The boyfriend refused medical assistance.
The investigation revealed Proffer busted out the window of her boyfriend’s vehicle with the baseball bat, the release says. Deputies also determined Proffer allegedly struck her boyfriend in the head with the baseball bat during the disturbance.
Proffer was arrested at the scene and transported to the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville. During booking procedures, deputies seized several unlawfully possessed alprazolam tablets from Proffer. She was held pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The felony warrant and information was signed by the Honorable Judge Richard Tognarelli. He set Proffer’s bond at $40,000.